Quantcast
Posted by: Matt McGloin
/ 1 year 37 weeks ago

Original Director Terry Gilliam Says SyFy 12 Monkeys TV Series Is Dumb

Body

10668

SyFy recently announced a television series adaptation for the 1995 12 Monkeys feature film which starred Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt.

A series pilot has been ordered with the cast to be announced with the new TV series coming to us from producer Charles Roven, known for The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel.

While SyFy named Terry Gilliam, director of the original 12 Monkeys movie, in their official press release, it turns out they never mentioned a thing to him.

Maybe because he thinks it's a dumb idea.

Gilliam told ScreenDaily he is not involved with the 12 Monkeys TV series and offered some choice words.

“I know nothing about that. That’s just ridiculous," Gilliam said. "It doesn’t have anything to do with me and no-one has contacted me."

"It’s a very dumb idea. That’s what I think," he continued. "If it was going to be any good it would have to be written by David and Janet Peoples, who wrote the film, otherwise it would just be another version of Time Bandits..."

Gilliam finished with a thought about his original 12 Monkeys flick.

"The script was just wonderful and the cast turned out to be just brilliant - and I didn’t fuck it up too badly," he said.

Writers on the 12 Monkeys TV pilot are Star Trek Enterprise and Terra Nova writers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett.

More From Cosmic Book News:

Appears on the UK's Graham Norton Show promoting Tomorrowland.
Master Chief takes on a couple of Call of Duty noobs in a battle to the death and more.
Aussie filmmakers plan on interviewing the cast and crew, and getting access to never-before-seen artwork.
Also check out pics of the Batmobile from the MCM London Comic-Con.
Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.
Zack Snyder and Eisenberg talk Luthor in Batman Vs. Superman and potentially Suicide Squad.
Tyler James Williams says Jaden Smith is Static Shock.
Thank David Ayer's Suicide Squad movie for no Harley Quinn and Deadshot...
Director George Miller's choice of viewing. Watch a b&w fan version of the trailer.
Plays an astronaut who is presumed dead after a fierce storm while on a mission to Mars.
Reynolds as the Merc With The Mouth...
Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and more.
Check out the creation of Thanos - one of the most notorious and powerful super villains of the Marvel Universe.
Addresses the importance of seatbelt safety for everyone in the car - drivers and passengers alike.